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· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · November
· · · · 09 (3 entries)

Practical Accessibility · As pre­vi­ous­ly not­ed, last week I spent time in air­ports in Seat­tle, Den­ver, and Min­neapolis. In one of them—modern air­ports blur to­geth­er in their grungy lack of wel­come to the ex­tent that I re­al­ly can’t re­mem­ber which—I had an eye-opening ex­pe­ri­ence in the men’s room ...
 
501 · I just no­ticed the es­say counter over at the top right had ticked past 500. Let’s coun­t... some­thing over two hun­dred thou­sand words since Fe­bru­ary 27, don’t ev­er let any­one tell you this writ­ing stuff isn’t ad­dic­tive. And thanks for read­ing.
 
Metadata, Semantics and All That · Mr. Shirky’s re­cent ex­tend­ed polemic against the Se­man­tic Web has been giv­en lots of link­age from more than one in­flu­en­tial di­rec­tion. I’m clos­er to the Se­man­tic Web project than most, and re­main sig­nif­i­cant­ly un­con­vinced, but I don’t think dis­miss­ing it is as easy as shoot­ing fish in a bar­rel, and any­how shoot­ing fish in a bar­rel is un­sports­man­like and gen­er­al­ly suck­s. So here is an­oth­er take on it al­l, with an (ad­mit­ted­ly some­what scaled down) vi­sion of what the Next Web might look like ...
 
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